AIR LIQUIDE TO CONSTRUCT WORLD’S LARGEST PROTON-EXCHANGE MEMBRANE ELECTROLYZER

chemengonline | February 25, 2019

Air Liquide (Paris; www.airliquide.com) has announced the construction in Canada of the largest PEM (Proton-Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer in the world with a 20 megawatts (MW) capacity for the production of carbon-free hydrogen. This investment allows the Group to reaffirm its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition to be a major player in the supply of carbon-free hydrogen. Air Liquide will install a 20 MW electrolyzer that increases by 50% the current capacity of its hydrogen facility located in Bécancour, Québec (Canada). This new PEM electrolyzer, with Hydrogenics technology, will be the world’s largest and will serve the increasing demand for carbon-free hydrogen. Bécancour’s proximity to major industrial markets in Canada and the United States will help ensure North America’s supply of low-carbon hydrogen for both industry and mobility usage. This new production unit will significantly reduce carbon intensity, compared to the traditional hydrogen production process. Emissions of nearly 27,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to those of about 10,000 sedan cars per year, will then be prevented.

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An international Expert Consultation on Dietary Exposure1 Assessment of Chemicals2 In Food was held in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, from 2 to 6 May 2005.The list of participants is given in Annex 3.The purpose of the expert consultation was to update and expand the report of the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/World Health Organization.

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An international Expert Consultation on Dietary Exposure1 Assessment of Chemicals2 In Food was held in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, from 2 to 6 May 2005.The list of participants is given in Annex 3.The purpose of the expert consultation was to update and expand the report of the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/World Health Organization.

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